Occupational Safety and Health Administration OSHA

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The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA)
and the
American Society of Safety Professionals (ASSP)
January 2019

  1. Alliance Background

    1. Date Signed

      December 4, 2002

    2. Dates Renewed

      • June 8, 2004
      • June 12, 2006
      • June 10, 2008
      • March 16, 2012
      • June 9, 2015
    3. Evaluation Period

      FY 2018: October 1, 2017 – September 30, 2018

    4. Alliance Overview and Goals

      Through the alliance, ASSP and OSHA provide ASSP members and others with information and access to training resources that will help them protect the health and safety of workers and understand the rights of workers and the responsibilities of employers under the Occupational Safety and Health Act (OSH Act).

  2. Implementation Team Meetings

    • November 6, 2017
  3. The Alliance coordinators from both groups also maintained regular contact throughout the reporting period to monitor the Alliance's progress and results. In addition, as one of six organizing partners for the Safe + Sound Campaign, ASSP representatives participated in approximately 15 biweekly regular strategic planning and implementation meetings leading up to Safe + Sound Week 2018. In addition, ASSP staff participated in social media committee meetings to coordinate and develop social media communications for the Campaign.

  4. Results of Alliance Activities in Support of Agreement Goals

    Dissemination: Alliance Program participant shared information on agency-developed or OSHA Alliance Program-developed tools and resources, OSHA standards/rulemakings, enforcement, and outreach campaigns.

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    Dissemination Type Date Description Emphasis Areas Number Reached
    Webpage10/1/17 - 9/30/18Alliance webpage- OSHA website 1,281
    Webpage10/1/17 - 9/30/18ASSP webpage on Safe + Sound CampaignSafe + Sound1,030
    Twitter10/1/17 - 9/30/183 tweets on silicaSilica44,700
    Facebook10/1/17 - 9/30/183 posts on silicaSilica94,400
    Twitter10/1/17 - 9/30/184 tweets on OSHA recordkeeping requirementsRecordkeeping/Reporting59,600
    Twitter10/1/17 - 9/30/182 tweets on trenching and excavation safetyTrenching29,800
    Facebook10/1/17 - 9/30/182 posts on trenching and excavation safetyTrenching47,200
    LinkedIn10/1/17 - 9/30/182 posts on trenching and excavation safetyTrenching58,200
    Twitter10/1/17 - 9/30/1816 tweets on Safe + Sound Campaign and safety and health programsSafe + Sound; Safety & Health Programs238,400
    Facebook10/1/17 - 9/30/184 posts on Safe + Sound Campaign and safety and health programsSafe + Sound; Safety & Health Programs94,400
    LinkedIn10/1/17 - 9/30/1815 posts on Safe + Sound Campaign and safety and health programsSafe + Sound; Safety & Health Programs436,500
    LinkedInJanuary 2018Post on OSHA recordkeeping requirementsRecordkeeping/ Reporting29,100
    News release2/22/18Government Affairs News article: "OSHA Silica Standard & Disparate Protection Issues" 26
    Newsletter3/7/18March 2018 Government Affairs Update [with updates on OSHA activities re Safe + Sound, silica, and beryllium]Beryllium, Safe + Sound, Silica609
    LinkedInMay 2018Post promoting the National Safety Stand-DownFall Stand-Down29,100
    Twitter5/17/18Tweet re OSHA's final rule on beryllium.Beryllium14,900
    Facebook5/17/18Post re OSHA's final rule on berylliumBeryllium23,600
    LinkedInMay 2018Post re OSHA's final rule on berylliumBeryllium29,100
    News release6/18/18Government Affairs news article: "OSHA Extends Comment Period for Rule on Crane Operator Certification"Construction15
    News release6/27/18Government Affairs news article: "OSHA Silica Enforcement: Behind the Statistics"Construction, Silica1541
    LinkedInJuly 2018Post on silicaSilica29,100
    News release7/30/18Government Affairs news article: "OSHA Proposes Rule to Better Protect Personally Identifiable Information"Recordkeeping/Reporting
    LinkedInAugust 2018Post on heat illness preventionHeat Illness Prevention29,100
    Facebook8/2/18Tweet on heat illness preventionHeat Illness Prevention23,600
    News release8/8/18News release: "ASSP Encourages Involvement in Safe + Sound Week"Safe + Sound83
    News release8/9/18Government Affairs news article: "OSHA Extends Some Compliance Dates for Beryllium Standard"Beryllium132
    Twitter8/13/18Tweet sharing OSHA resources regarding whistleblower protections and heat illness preventionHeat Illness Prevention14,900
    TOTAL 1,330,417

    Outreach Events and Training for non-OSHA Staff: Alliance Program participant or OSHA participation in events which includes speeches/presentations, exhibits, roundtables, conferences, informational webinars or other meetings or training in support of the Alliance or an OSHA initiative.

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    Activity Type Date Event Name Participant Name(s) and Affiliation(s) Title Of Presentation (if applicable) City State Emphasis Areas Number Reached
    Webinar3/1-3/31/18Webinar recording: "Show Me the Money: Demonstrating the ROI in People, Projects, and Programs" (see event name—ASSP provided free online access to this webinar as an organizing partner for Safe + Sound) Safe + Sound, Safety & Health Programs5,187
    Webinar4/25/18Safe + Sound Webinar: "Three Core Elements of Safety & Health Programs"Michael Belcher, former ASSP president, and John Spath, ASSP New England Area, presented during this event. Safe + Sound, Safety & Health Programs~4,100
    Event5/3/18OSHA Alliance Program ForumBrenda Zylstra, ASSPN/AWashingtonDC 50
    Event5/4/18ASSP Hispanic/Latino SummitOSHA Region V personnel participated in this event. ChicagoILHispanic/Latino Workers50
    Event5/7/18Webinar: ASSP Safe + Sound Campaign Member Town Hall (see event name—ASSP hosted this webinar to introduce member communities to Safe + Sound tools and resources) Safe + Sound,Not available
    Speech/ Presentation6/4/18ASSP Professional Development Conference (PDC) Session: OSHA Excavation, Trenching, and Shoring - New OSHA Recognition and Emphasis ProgramAlejandro Porter and Victor Ramon, OSHA San Antonio Area Office San AntonioTXTrenching53
    Speech/ Presentation6/5/18ASSP PDC Session: OSHA - Saving Lives One Case at a Time
    • David Kearns, OSHA Boise Area Office (AO)
    • Tandy Zitkus, OSHA Denver AO
    • Stephen Falter, OSHA Cleveland AO
    • Jose Gonzalez, OSHA Mobile AO
    • Philip Pisasale, OSHA Omaha Area Office
    • "Deflagration and Fire at a Wood Cabinet Manufacturer",
    • "Hydraulic Fracturing Fatal Incident - Ice Blockage in a High Pressure Line"
    • "Circus Tent Collapse"
    • Amputation Hazards in an Auto Part Manufacturing Plant"
    • "Anhydrous Ammonia Release - 10 Seconds Too Long"
    San AntonioTX 212
    Webinar7/1/18 - 7/31/18Webinar recording: How to Design and Hold Great Safety Meetings (see event name—ASSP provided free online access to this webinar as an organizing partner for Safe + Sound) Safe + SoundNot available
    TOTAL At least 9,652
  5. Alliance Developed Products

    As an organizing partner for the Safe + Sound Campaign, ASSP collaborated with OSHA in developing a toolkit to engage its member communities. This toolkit was the subject of a Town Hall webinar for ASSP members on May 7, 2018.

  6. Report prepared by: Christina Morgan, Safety & Occupational Health Specialist, Office of Outreach Service and Alliances, January 2019

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